Coed Baby Showers Are A Hundred Times Better Than Girls-Only Baby Showers
Am I the only one brave enough to say that girls-only baby showers are a total drag? I know that girl-exclusive baby showers are as old as time, but this is the new millennium, people. The more I observe in my social circles and on social media, the more I see coed baby showers popping up as an alternative to snooze-worthy ladies brunch showers, and I welcome the change with open arms.
Okay, I’m kind of biased because I had a coed baby shower. But as soon as I got pregnant, I realized that I would rather do almost anything than sit around a tiny table eating muffins and drinking decaf coffee with all the ladies in my life. I’ve been to enough church luncheons to know that I would probably stab a fork in my eye before the day was through.
Sure, girls-only baby showers can be cute as you all gather round and foam at the mouth and discuss your top list of baby names. But I would much rather mix and mingle with all of my friends of both genders and evenâ€”gasp!â€”allow people to drink at my baby shower, if they were so inclined.
What I’m saying is this: I’m so over the concept of a baby shower being a super-gentle, beautiful party celebrated with whispered voices as everyone pats the expectant mom on the belly. I’d rather have a regular party that may or may not include alcohol. I’d rather chill and eat barbecue or teeny-tiny cocktail weenies with the special people in my life without having to worry about planning a separate Diapers and Beer shower to keep the guys entertained. (Side note: I’m always jealous of guys who get to go to a Diapers and Beer shower instead of a traditional baby showerâ€”because why should the guys have all the fun?)
Here’s to hoping that typical baby shower trends are a-changing. If you’re pregnant, you’re allowed to request any type of baby shower your heart desires. But why not kill two birds with one stone? Why not host a coed baby shower where everyone can have fun and congratulate you on your bun in the oven with the potential for even more gifts?
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